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Test Automation/Verification Engineer. (JIRA, Rational, qTest,

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Our client is reaching out for passionate, driven and creative Test Automation engineers to work worth with cutting edge technology that is being used globally to save lives daily. After significant investment from a global multinational company they are now looking to grow and expand their medical devices to help and cure disease. Their products have already helped cure 50m people globally and they are now looking for candidates that share a similar passion for their devices to drive the organisation forward.

To succeed in this challenging role you will have a background in working with a variety of software technologies. A passion for testing is must - you'll be tasked with developing a mastery in automation techniques such as BDD, Gherkin, Nunit, Python, API's and non-web GUI's.

You'll have most of the following: -

  • Software testing background utilising various automation test tools
  • Basic understanding of various software development technologies (e.g. C#, C++, Python)
  • Producing test scripts and scenarios
  • Experience of fast paced Lean / Agile project delivery

Our client strongly believes that what is key to them is finding a candidate that gels well within already established team. They offer a flexible working environment with a good work life balance and genuine career development opportunities (The current CTO started out as an Engineer). Please apply directly and we can discuss these roles in full detail!

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.
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If you feel you have the relevant skillset for the job requirements, then please do send your CV over and I shall be in contact.

Many Thanks

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.